Frequently Asked Questions

Essential Solar will only need a copy of your electricity bill to initiate this process. Following a site analysis we shall present you with a preliminary design and business case for discussion.

Essential Solar will assign a project manager to advise and guide you through the early discussions and design of your solar PV system. This will ensure you get the right-sized system with optimal return on investment.

We regularly install Solar PV for many businesses that operate from leased premises, Contact us at Essential Solar to find how we can work with the landlord and tenant to find the best solution.

We typically see a Return On Investment of between 12% – 20%.

Using historical irradiation data, we can project the generation capacity of your proposed solar installation. By experience we know this projection is very reliable. To convert that generation data to a financial return is more complicated – this requires a comparison to your consumption data. The software we have to perform that conversion is complex and requires reliable 30-minute interval data over a full year’s operation. The results of the analysis are made available early in the project along with consumption versus generation data. The financial returns may be lower or greater depending upon any changes in electrical consumption patterns – but overall this method of estimation is reasonably reliable and fully transparent.

The government still contributes a substantial incentive for commercial solar installations. This incentive falls under the SRES scheme (small scale renewable energy scheme) which is a component of the RET (Renewable Energy Target). As the scheme is regularly reviewed you can find accurate current information at or by contacting Essential Solar at 1300 782 051.

Yes. In most cases commercial solar PV can be installed using one of our various financing or leasing options. In most cases this provides a solar solution that can be cash flow positive from day one.

Yes, but not because it produces substantially more energy than a cheaper alternative. Essential Solar only chooses to partner with reliable equipment suppliers such as Fronius and Yingli. The benefits of local support combined with highly reliable equipment and effective warranty programs will ensure continued performance of your system throughout its operating life.

If you do have any other questions please feel free to email us via our contact us page or call our customer service team on 1300 782 051

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Contact us today for a free customised report with:
  • A tailored preliminary design personalised to your business needs.
  • Analysis of how much a solar PV system could be saving you.
  • Information on your government rebates and incentives.
  • Advice on your energy consumption profile.
  • Options for installing solar with low capital contribution.